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Sir James Hardy
, c. 1975 (printed 2002)

by Lewis Morley

gelatin silver photograph (sheet: 40.3 cm x 30.4 cm, image: 33.0 cm x 25.5 cm)

Sir James Hardy OBE (b. 1932) is a wine industry executive, yachtsman and community leader. One of Australia's leading sailing identities, he was a member of the Australian Olympic team in 1964 and 1968, has skippered a number of America's Cup entries and was team adviser to Australia II, the Cup winner in 1983. He joined the family company Thomas Hardy and Sons Pty Ltd as a shipping clerk in 1953, rising over subsequent years to hold the position of Non-Executive Director of the giant BRL Hardy Wine Company from 1992 to 2003. A long-time advocate for the protection of coast and marine environments, he is a Patron of the Australian National Maritime Foundation and has been Director of the HM Endeavour Foundation Pty Ltd since 1996.

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2002
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program
Accession number: 2002.12